It’s that time of year when many of us look back in shame at the pigs in blankets and tasty trifles of less than two weeks before, and decide we’re going to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Even those of us who try to keep up a fitness routine might have found ourselves slacking off in the season of freezing weather, nasty viruses and giant tubs of chocolates.
Here’s a few photos to help us get back into the swing of things – and remind ourselves that fitness isn’t just for January; it’s for the whole year ahead ...
1. Never too early to start
Andrea Douglas from Lifestyle Fitness dropped in to Lynnfield School in Hartlepool to teach a Zumba class as part of the school's 'Be The Best' project in 2015
2. Step it up
Asda staff stepped up to raise funds for Help the Heroes when they did a total of 80,000 steps - the equivalent of climbing Ben Nevis - with the help of the team from Lifestyle Fitness in 2014. Pictured, from left, are Nathan Renwick, Lee Robson and Craig Griffiths from Lifestyle Fitness, with Asda customer service manager Amanda Purdy and organiser Joanne Tweddle
Photo: Tom Yeoman/Red Wellies Photography
3. On the run
Hartlepool Run Fit 10k Trail race competitors head towards Crimdon Dene in 2017
Photo: Tim Richardson
4. Pedal power
Parents with children at Springwell School did the equivalent of the coast-to-coast ride on exercise bikes at the Xtreme Fitness Gym on Sarah Street in Hartlepool. Pictured, rear, are Claire Dack and Sarah Dack, and, from front left, are Rachel Snowdon, Toni Dack and Emma Hunt